OWS/NYC currently has a core team of architects and designers working on a sheltering system to take the occupation through the fall and winter. This is a comprehensive system that accounts for weatherizing, safety, working groups, expansion, and vital movement functions. The current sub projects are sleeping areas, cafe and social spaces, kitchen, library, media, comfort, and medical. These designs will be open source and could be made available for the movement to use and adapt. Our current timeline is three weeks to have a final design proposal to be presented at the GA. Prior to this our aim is to determine budgeting, initial design, and fine tuning/presentation. We are now in the budgeting phase and need funding for prototyping and sourcing sustainable materials. Our legal team is exploring the framing of the erection of temporary structures as an expression of our first amendment right. Another project in development is acquiring a campusstyle home base for working groups and education on land we own.
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